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Next week, PILI will be celebrating 40 years of service at our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala. We will be celebrating the Interns, Fellows, Alumni, Pro Bono Initiative participants and supporters who have made the last 40 years a success. We hope you will join us in celebrating.

There are several ways you can join us in the festivities in the next few weeks:
  • Use PILI's Amazon Smile link while doing your holiday shopping and a portion of your purchase will be given back to PILI.
  • Participate in PILI's Giving Tuesday campaign and donate to PILI via Facebook and share what #PILIStandsFor on social media.
  • Bid on silent auction items starting this Friday, November 24th. More information is coming soon and you do not need to be present to win.
  • And last but not least, join us at the Palmer House Hilton on November 30th for our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala.
The links below include more information about all of these opportunities, as well as a spotlight on PILI's 40 Years of Impact and a guest post from a PILI Alum who has stayed connected to PILI throughout her career.

As always, feel free to stay in touch through Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn

Finally, as we start this week of Thanksgiving, we'd like to say "thank you" to each and every one of you who help make the work we do possible.

Thank you.


#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Whether as a sponsor or an individual guest, we hope you will join us for our 40th Anniversary Awards Gala on November 30th at the Palmer House.
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Upcoming Events
PILI is extremely grateful to those that have pledged new or increased support this year to celebrate our 40th AnniversaryRead more
Thanks to the 4 attorneys from Kirkland & Ellis and 4 attorneys from United Airlines who volunteered.  Read more
This semester, eight Interns provided 1,600 hours of legal services helping those in need.  Read more
Spotlight on PILI: 40 Years of Impact
As we celebrate PILI's 40th Anniversary this year, read about the impact the organization has had since its founding in 1977. View a timeline of PILI's history and learn more about what the organizaiton is up to now.

Read the spotlight
This month, Laurie Mikva, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law shares her journey from a PILI Intern to an active PILI Alum and supporter.

Around the Web
While doing your holiday shopping this season, be sure to use this link or visit and choose the Public Interest Law Initiative as your charity. When you do, a portion of your Amazon purchase will be donated back to PILI.